Discover our undergraduate courses, Masters and PhD degrees in Genetics.

Genetics is a fast-paced and exciting field of modern biology. It's having a profound impact on society. Recent advances have transformed our understanding of genes and entire genomes. These developments underpin human health, biotechnology and biodiversity conservation.

Our genetics expertise spans areas such as cancer biology, neurological disorders, and population ecology. Our experts are researching the molecular basis of genes and genomes, tracking down disease genes and the use of modern methods in genetics.

We're also home to the Genome Damage and Stability Centre, a University of Sussex Centre of Excellence. Your study is based on the latest research.

You'll be trained in modern experimental techniques and hands-on work in our labs. Our courses prepare you for a variety of careers, within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, or within the NHS and healthcare for example.

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Welcome to the School of Life Sciences

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    Want to help shape a better world through science?

    Want to tackle real world problems?

    And create world-changing impact?

    It all starts at the University of Sussex.

    Our research focussed courses span the whole of Life Sciences:






    Ecology and Conservation

    Biomedical Science


    Using the latest in cutting-edge advances.

    Guided by world-leading experts.

    Gain hands-on experience, in both our teaching labs and out in the field.

    Influence important policies on things such as the pesticides that kill our wildlife, and policies that protect endangered species.

    Work towards unlocking the secrets of the brain and ending the despair of cancer and Alzheimer’s.

    Join a community of leading scientists and like-minded students striving to make the world a better place for all.

    And follow in the footsteps of our 3 Nobel-prize winning alumni.

    We’re here today, to train the scientists of tomorrow.

    And you could be one of them.

    Find out more about the School of Life Sciences at

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